Preventing a Winter Break in Health

As winter break approaches, we can help our students prevent the break in healthy behaviors that often coincides with time away from school. Here are some tips to promote healthy time away from school: Encourage consistent sleep habits: Over school breaks when the school bell doesn’t necessitate a specific waking time, sleep hygiene can fall…

Seattle’s Adjustment to New Bell Times

During the 2015-16 school year, a Seattle Public Schools committee on bell times proposed recommendations. Under these recommendations, most high schools and middle schools now start later and elementary schools start earlier. The proposed changes were made under four assumptions, that they: Meet American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended start time for adolescents Prioritize Title 1 programs to…